Episode 15: Life is Never How You Plan it with Leann Podskalan

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I think there are many of us who in our young naive years had expected we would grow up, get our dream jobs, marry the person of our dreams, and start having babies. All of course by the age of 22 or so. Much like myself, Leann had expected life to go in the direction she had planned. Unfortunately, that’s not realistic, and Leann learned quickly that life isn’t always perfect or fair. From her career changes and adjustments that ultimately brought her to and through nursing school to living in a different state than her husband. It’s clear to say she’s learned how to alter plans and keep moving forward. Listen as she shares her journey through different jobs, nursing school, and as she opens up about the challenges of living in a different state than her husband. How they made it through that challenging time.  Leann is a joy to be around and I am blessed to have a friend like her. Hope you all enjoy!

Episode 14: Sororities, Law School, & the Feeling of “Always a Bridesmaid” with Emily Sexton

sexton.jpgEmily Sexton is one of the biggest “go-getters” I know. Her determination and hard work got her through the University of Michigan, where she mastered being the president of her sorority and making long lasting friendship, to pushing outside her comfort zone and moving to Florida by herself. She always knew she would make her way back to school after her undergrad, which is where she began the long road of law school after another move. It wasn’t easy and through the stress, she watched as many of her friends got engaged and married and some even starting families. That feeling of being “behind” is hard to ignore, but ultimately she took the path that was right for her. Now it’s time for the Bar exam and time to plan her own wedding. We all need to send her good vides over the next couple of weeks! Hope you all enjoy today’s episode.

Episode 13: Refresh with Me

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Hey Guys! Just me for today’s episode. I wanted to do a quick follow up for several weeks without a podcast episode. It’s safe to say life got busy, as it does for everyone. I apologize for not getting something to you sooner, but Living Twentyish is still here and the episodes are still recording! Some days it’s just hard to stay focused, it’s hard to find the motivation, and it’s hard to make the extra time. However, in the end, this has been my desire and deepest passion and I refuse to let excuses or lack of motivation at times get in my way of pressing on. So thank you for the support, thank you to those who have reached out with encouraging words. This week we are calling it a refresh as I get myself back on track.

Episode 12: Following Your Heart and Passions Even When It Seems Impossible with Danielle Miller

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Danielle entered her twenties like a lot of us, escaping the high school version of ourselves and growing into the women we set out to be. Through college and switching degrees to casual dating and a quick engagement; she discovered who she was and where she wanted to be. Listen as she shares the story of her passion for marketing, homes, and writing to something a little more personal like the hole in her heart. She is a miracle baby living life to the fullest and never allowing her limitations to create fear or keep her from enjoying the things she loves. She’s now faced with a tough decision about her future because life is not always easy, but her faith in God and love of supporting others keeps her in positive spirits. I am thankful to have connected with her as she grows her side hustle. I am amazed by this lady and so happy she shared. Take a listen and I hope you enjoy! Happy Memorial Day!

Episode 11: First Love, Marriage, and Divorce with Michelle Chang

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I am beyond thankful to this sweet lady, Michelle Chang, for opening up and sharing her challenges through marriage and divorce. No one enters a relationship, let alone a marriage with the expectation of it only lasting several years. However, as we get older I think we are learning that life is not always perfect. Things don’t go as planned and we get curve balls thrown at us from time to time that we learn to push through and grow from. Michelle’s heartbreak is one many of us I’m sure can relate to. Marriage is hard. Two people choosing to spend their lives together need to be able to openly communicate and always be honest with themselves and one another. Divorce was never planned, but what she took away and learned from it was life-changing.